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Loaded Baked Potato Dip

loaded baked potato dip Appetizer
Loaded Baked Potato Dip
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 16

You know the velvety soft and rich creamy filling of a twice-baked potato? This dip is basically a skillet full of that, served with a side of thick-cut potato chips, so potato lovers be warned: You might need to reserve this recipe for parties, to avoid overindulging. (In case it’s not clear, we are speaking from experience, this addictive dip was inspired by our endless appetite for spuds!). At a party though, this is just the thing, especially because you can whip it up 30 minutes before your guests arrive—thanks to quick-and-easy Betty Crocker roasted garlic mashed potatoes. The potatoes are made even more decadent by the addition of sour cream, cream cheese and butter. Not to mention the loaded baked potato-inspired toppings which include: bacon, green onions, cheddar cheese and some chopped parsley. With such a crowd-pleasing array of ingredients, we think this appetizer would be welcome on game day, at the church potluck and anywhere else you want to take it! MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 26, 2019

Ingredients

5
slices bacon, chopped
2
cups water
1
cup milk
2
tablespoons butter
1
pouch (4.7 oz) Betty Crocker™ roasted garlic mashed potatoes
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened and cubed
2
cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1
container (8 oz) sour cream
1/2
teaspoon pepper
4
green onions, thinly sliced
2
tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves
Potato chips, as desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; place over medium heat. Add bacon; cook 7 to 9 minutes or until crispy. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of drippings.
  • 2
    Add water, milk and butter to drippings in skillet; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Stir in potatoes; remove from heat.
  • 3
    Stir in cream cheese until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, the sour cream and pepper until cheese is melted.
  • 4
    Garnish with remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese, the green onions, parsley and cooked bacon. Serve with potato chips.

Expert Tips

  • When adding cream cheese to potatoes, be sure to stir until smooth. The dip will cool down slightly as ingredients are added, so it’s important to get it smooth from the start to avoid lumps of unmelted cream cheese.
  • In-season chives are a great substitute for green onions. Use up to 3 tablespoons in place of the green onions.
  • This hearty dip needs to be served with sturdy potato chips—save the thin chips for another snack.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1/2 Cup
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
21%
Sodium
420mg
18%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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